My name is Matt. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I am an educator, a photographer, and a lover of all things technology. Check out the About page for more information.

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My First Mac(s)

On the 30th anniversary of the Mac, I thought I’d share my Mac using/buying history. I didn’t buy my first Mac until 2010, but I had been using them daily for a number of years leading up to that purchase. Here they are in chronological order:

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Thoughts on the Canon 600EX-RT and ST-E3-RT

If you shoot Canon and want to do wireless off-camera flash, I think Canon has finally sussed it and has provided an excellent (albeit slightly expensive) solution with the new 600EX-RT flash and ST-E3-RT transmitter.

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Backup Your Data!

You need to backup your data. Put it in your calendar for this weekend or next weekend. Make a plan. All hard drives fail, it’s just a matter of when. We all know someone who has lost data, so take some steps now to save yourself the pain.

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RIM’s Nosedive

The story of RIM and its iconic BlackBerry devices reads like a fairytale – complete with a dramatic twist that leaves the hero in a sticky situation…

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Get the Most Out of Your New Gadgets

Gadgets are popular Christmas presents. Cameras, smartphones, iPads, laptops, software, and other bits of technology find their way under the tree each year. Let’s take a look at some ways to get the most of your toys.

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Why 3-Year Contracts Are Bullshit

We pay some of the highest rates for mobile phone service in Canada. To add insult to injury, we are also part the of lucky group of countries that have 3-year contracts. And it’s bullshit. Here’s why:

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Eastlink vs. Aliant, Part One: Local, Bundling, and Contracts

In Halifax, there are two major players when it comes to home internet and television services: EastLink and Bell Aliant. When choosing between providers, there is a lot of information to take in. I’m going to break down the process and talk about various aspects of each company’s offering over four blog posts. This is the first in the series.

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